Late April will see our traditional kick off the season trip to S.Utah. Memorial weekend we may hook up with some of the Colorado folks. Sometime during the year we will probably head up into Idaho for a couple of days. Planning on riding to Pikes Peak for the races later in the season. Of course every Sunday it's out to the great twisties that are right at my doorstep for day rides. I probably will take in a couple of RAT rides during the year as well.
Hey lanshahan, i am going to be on the memorial day weekend ride with the MHSBA!! and besides that , every and any other kind of trip i can make it on. rode almost everyday the sun was out during the winter, unless their was snow on the road, but looking forward to starting this season on my "new to me" T595 daytona!
scbaumann - track days are at most if not all of the race tracks held by private companies that rent the track for the day, on the web go to the local track in your area and find an event calender with listings, it's a blast and I've never been pulled over for speeding or passing on the wrong side at the track........
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My riding goals include a trip back to Tennessee for a week in May, taking in Deal's Gap while I'm there. Then a couple of long weekends to ride the Texas Hill Country roads in the areas around Kerrville, Leakey, Vanderpool & Fredericksburg. For those of you unfamiliar with this part of Texas, it is very rugged, semi-arrid country. The back roads tend to wind around following the tree-lined river bottoms, but where they climb up over the dividing ridges - look out!
It is good too see everyone so active. Getting out on the road for a long day or week is what is all about. My plans this year include a trip to the AMA races in Road America, WI and Mid-Ohio, two trips to Deals Gap, a run up to Parry Sound for the Sportbike rally and a Great Lake Tour throughout Michigan. Good riding and have a blast!
I can't wait until it is warm and the real riding season starts. Keep me posted on the S. Utah trip. I know the roads down there are killer. Just hope I can get my bike back over the mountains in late April, a spring storm would leave me stranded for days on the western slope with its endless world class twisties /images/icons/smile.gif.
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I'm putting the final details together for a tour I'm doing between June 19 to June 30.
First, TSRA Rallye in Montrose, CO over the first weekend. Then HSTA STAR rally, Hot Springs, AR for the first part of the work week. Then SBN national Osage Beach, MO to finish out the week.
2600+ miles of just travel. Throw in a few 200 mile days at each event and I'm burning some tires up in short order. WOO HOO!
The rest I haven't gotten all the details worked out on yet,but will probably cover most of them:
1 Track school(STAR or CLASS, haven't deciced)
2 track days at Gateway Intl Racetrack
Memorial Day weekend trip to PA, if the group I was with last year does it again
Aug TSRA rallye in W VA
Sept HSTA Bull Shoals, MO
Sept HSTA Byway Boogie, Hot Springs Village, AR
Oct HSTA Friends of Freddie, Park Hills, MO
Oct BMWMOA Falling Leaf Rally, Potosi, MO
A number of cross state blasts to KC for family & friend events. Who knows I might even go back to TX or AR for some reason. My best year was only 24,000 miles in the season, I'm hoping to beat that this year.
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In July I have to go to a convention for my job down in Anaheim, so I'm making a road trip out of it. I'll probably ride down the coast on my way south, spend some time hanging out in SoCal and visit some old haunts, and then return north via Nevada. I'm hoping to hit the E.T. Highway through Rachel. Any alien or Area 51-related landmarks I should get pictures of the bike parked next to?
In August I was considering a trip to SportBike West up in Kelowna, BC, but the very next weekend is the GPNDG (http://www.micapeak.com/GPNDG/2002/) in Idaho and I would rather go to that.